What It's Been Like Running a Jiu-Jitsu Business Right Now

What It's Been Like Running a Jiu-Jitsu Business Right Now

2020 has been quite the year for all businesses. Our industry specifically was hit quite hard. With all the gyms closed, and all the uncertainty, sales fell off a cliff earlier this year. As a jiu-jitsu brand owner it was a hard place to be in. We had strong sales to close out 2019. January and February were good as well, so we made some big orders to keep up with demand. But COVID hit and Inve...
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Why You Need to Edit Your Jiu-Jitsu, And How to Do It

In writing, like in jiu-jitsu, editing is where half of the learning takes place.
Joseph Hannan
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Tripped Up By Training Takedowns

As I progress through my jiu-jitsu journey, the only thing I learn is how little I know. This is a sentiment I’ve noticed nearly everyone grows to adopt. Jiu-jitsu is one of the world’s great, humbling endeavors.
Nick C
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Reasons to be Your Teammates’ Biggest Fan

Jiu-jitsu is a competitive sport. The essence of every roll is to tap or positionally dominate your opponent. Inevitably that breeds a sense of rivalry with your teammates, but it doesn't have to be that way!
Tom Wortman
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Some Differences Between Training at a Big Name Academy vs.a Local Academy

Picking a jiu-jitsu academy is difficult. Almost every city offers a whole range of schools. Do you want to train under a legend and roll with a fleet of world champions? Or do you prefer a more intimate school where ...
Tom Wortman
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How to Boost Your BJJ Learning Ability

Jiu-Jitsu is the ideal martial art for learning addicts. It’s a game that alluringly combines skill and luck. I’ve heard many compare it to chess. But to borrow an idea from Annie Duke’s book, Thinking in Bets, jiu-ji...
Joseph Hannan
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Coming to Terms with Being a BJJ Nomad

In nearly a decade of practicing jiu-jitsu, I have been a member of at least seven different academies. I have never received more than one promotion from the same instructor. 
Corey Stockton
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The Excitement of Training With New Partners

It’s completely obvious and understandable why some people would forgo training currently. I honestly expected a few less partners than previous times. However, something which I didn’t expect was an influx of new fac...
Nick C
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Lessons from Breaking an Arm

The process of breaking my arm and then coming back to jiu-jitsu taught me some life lessons. Here are three...
Tom Wortman
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Making Small Adjustments Can Amplify Your Progress

Over time, the accumulative small adjustments you’ve made can become the connective tissue of your jiu-jitsu game. They are the details you recognize in every scenario that give you a little bit more pressure, a sligh...
Corey Stockton
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Every Moment is The Moment

 Every moment in a match is the moment. It’s the moment that drives you closer to winning -- including the moments where everything seems to be going wrong, where all hope seems to be lost. This is when we must look w...
Joseph Hannan
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Three Ways to Keep Motivated When Forced from Jiu-Jitsu for an Extended Time

There are times when we are forced away from Jiu-Jitsu for an extended period. Maybe we needed more balance in our lives. Maybe a major injury snuck up on us. Or maybe you are stuck in a once in a lifetime (we hope) p...
Tom Wortman
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